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Framework 40 - A

Framework 40-A to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council to provide additional opportunities for vessels in the fishery to target healthy stocks of groundfish in order to mitigate the economic and social impacts resulting from the effort reductions required by Amendment 13 to the FMP, and to harvest groundfish stocks at levels that approach optimum yield. On November 19, 2004, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) published regulations implementing the framework

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